Tuesday, August 18, 2015
NEWS: CHICAGO SUBURB "MORTON GROVE" THE LEADERS IN DRUG COCKTAIL "LEAN"
The middle class, predominantly white suburb north of Chicago would seem to have little to do with the phenomenon whose origins are generally credited to the Southern rap scene but whose cultural impact has spread far beyond. Yet Morton Grove is home to a pharmaceutical company of the same name. And since another drug maker announced last year it was pulling its codeine cough syrup from the market — reportedly because of the way its recreational use had been glamorized — Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals has become arguably the best-known supplier of sizzurp's active ingredients. Search the hashtag "mortongrove" on Instagram, for example, and images of purple liquids in plastic cups and cough syrup bottles compete for attention with postings from the public library and other local businesses and groups. Variations on the theme include "mortongrovepharma," "mortongrovepurple" and "mortongrovepharmaceuticals" hashtags. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/morton-grove/news/ct-sizzurp-morton-grove-met-20150817-story.html